Shinwa Knights Dragon Katana Black Damascus Sword
- The green dragon design is just one of the elements that make this sword execpetional
- 28" heat-forged, Damascus steel blade with heavy blood groove
- Hardwood handle with genuine ray skin and black cord-wrap
- Brass menuki and cast zinc tsuba
- Glossy black scabbard with water transfer design
- 40 1/2" overall in length
Shinwa swords have a quality standard like no other and this one is no exception! This exquisite Knights Dragon katana features a heat-forged Damascus steel blade that has been folded more than 2,000 times for pure cutting power with a heavy blood groove in the traditional katana design. The hardwood handle offers genuine ray skin in with black nylon cord wrap, brass menuki, and cast zinc tsuba. The scabbard is a glossy black with a water transferred green dragon design.
Shinwa swords are made by hand using traditional methods in the ancient sword-making township of Lonquan. The sword-making history of this town can be traced back to the twentieth year of the Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty – exceptional sword making continues there still today. The swordsmiths of Lonquan can apprentice for up to six years before they begin to forge these functional works of art on their own.
Each Shinwa sword is hand forged at temperatures of up to 1,100 °F and continuously heated, folded, hammered and shaped before being oil quenched and then straightened. Damascus steel blades are folded as many as ten times to yield up to 2,056 layers of premium Damascus steel. After quenching the blade is then ground and hand sharpened and polished by the swordsmith on a series of wet stones. Each set of these wet stones contains a finer level of silicate particles, which produces an even sharper edge. In the final stages of this painstaking process, the tsuka is wrapped and tsuba and other fittings are added before a thin coat of oil is added to the blade to prevent corrosion.
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